The comptroller is the first citywide elected official to back a 2020 candidate, calling the Massachusetts progressive a “fierce and fearless fighter for working families.”
“In this time of national uncertainty, the stakes are too high for incrementalism,” Stringer said in a statement endorsing Warren. “We need structural change.”
The comptroller’s team also noted he and Warren have both unveiled plans to guarantee high-quality, affordable child care. Stringer this spring proposed a new payroll tax that would make child care more affordable for over 70,000 families in the city.
“Elizabeth Warren has proposed the boldest child care plan of any presidential candidate in history, because she’s fighting to put economic power back in the hands of working people and ensure equality starts on day one,” Stringer said. “She will tackle the climate crisis with the urgency it demands, bring fairness to our criminal justice system, and make quality, affordable housing a federal priority.”